Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 17, 2018

Intermittent nighttime Hwy 61 delays July 19 for equipment moving near Red Wing Bridge

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Hwy 61 near the Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing on Thursday, July 19 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., as crews move equipment from an adjacent bridge, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
Delays are expected to not exceed 10 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Hwy 61 while the equipment is being moved from the east side of the highway to the west side of the highway.

The Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge project includes building a new bridge to replace the Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge, replacing the historic slip ramp Hwy 63 Bridge over Hwy 61, reconstructing approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings. The prime contractor on this $63.4 million construction project is Zenith Tech. The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by fall of 2019.

Learn more about the project or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project website mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge. You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.